Mirai, first found in August 2016, wreaked havoc by taking advantage of insecure IoT devices. Hundreds of thousands of devices were enslaved to this malware, creating a massive botnet that was used to launch several crippling DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks.
The public release of the Mirai and Gafgyt source code enabled (not-so-advanced) attackers to create countless variants of these infamous malware families. These variants all commonly exploit known vulnerabilities in IoT devices. In February 2019, the Zingbox security research team discovered one of these variants targeting our customers.
Read more in the report here.